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External IP's with VMWare

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Hi,

we have 5 external IP's and a server running CentOS with VMware installed. It currently has 2 virtual machines.

We want to give each virtual machine its own external IP. I presume this is possible? Just need to know the best way to do this.....

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What VMware product are you using?
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VMware Server?

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You've got two networking options in Workstation NAT or Bridged.

First your Virtual Machines networking must be set to Bridged.

You will then need to Network Address Translate the Public IP address to the Internal Bridged IP address of your virtual machine, and Port Forward, which ports you require open.

NAT functions, on your router.

OR....

You install 5 Network Interface Cards, in your host server, and BIND specific physical Network Cards to the Virtual Network Interfaces, and connect the physical network cards into your DMZ.

You would then allocate the public IP addresses to the virtual machines.
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it's actually much easier to complete with VMware ESXi.

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